Modi meets Advani, ex-Prez Kovind before staking claim as PM for third time

Modi likely to meet Prez Murmu along with alliance leaders in the evening

Narendra Modi and L.K. Advani BJP leader Narendra Modi meets senior party leader L.K. Advani after he was elected as the leader of the NDA Parliamentary Party | PTI

Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi met BJP veterans L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi at their residences in the national capital on Friday, before staking claim to form the government at the Centre for a third consecutive term. The BJP leader also met former President Ram Nath Kovind at his residence.

Modi visited Advani soon after being chosen as the leader of the NDA parliamentary party, leader of the BJP parliamentary party and leader of the BJP in the Lok Sabha. After meeting Advani, he went to the residence of Joshi, a former president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Modi is likely to call on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Friday evening to stake claim for forming the government at the Centre.

While the BJP has got 240 seats, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has got 293 seats and enjoys a majority in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

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